V&A at Dundee will be an international centre of design for the widest public, housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee's waterfront. It will show major exhibitions of international design, celebrate and promote the care of our own design heritage, inspire and help develop contemporary talent, and encourage design innovation for the future.
V&A at Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland. It will celebrate Scotland's historic importance in design and host major exhibitions of outstanding design, helping people understand their own and others' cultural heritage.
V&A at Dundee will become indispensable to makers, teachers and industry nationwide as a place for the cultivation and exchange of knowledge, opportunity and design innovation. It will develop opportunities for diverse communities to engage with, learn from and enjoy design creativity, past and present.
V&A at Dundee will have outstanding social spaces, making it a great place to meet, eat, relax, browse, learn and shop while enjoying the building’s architecture and its world-class location on the River Tay. V&A at Dundee will become a centre for everyone – as lead architect Kengo Kuma describes it - ‘A Living Room in the City’.
Design Dundee Ltd (DDL) - V&A at Dundee is being delivered by Design Dundee Ltd, a ground-breaking partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum – the world’s greatest museum of art and design – and Dundee City Council, the University of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee and Scottish Enterprise.